• ¡Bienvenidos a la clase de español! Me llamo Srta. Rael. I am very excited to begin my 9th year of teaching along with being a brand new staff member here at SMHS.

    I earned my B.A. in Latin American and Latino Studies at UC Santa Cruz and have a single subject credential in Spanish as well as a Masters degree in Critical Studies in Education from CSU San Marcos. I thoroughly enjoy spending time with my family and friends. I love working out in the gym, running, and traveling to different countries. My philosophy in teaching is to ensure all my students know the importance of learning a second language through an authentic method of teaching. I teach by creating my own activities and building classroom community to encourage strong communication skills along with the ability to apply what one has learned to real-world contexts. 

    If you are ever absent from class, please email me to see what you have missed instead of just showing up to class wondering what you have missed. Try your best to check my monthly calendar to see what you will be studying or to check out any future due dates.